VH1 Celebrates New Hit Series Milestone by Renewing Five Hit Shows and Ordering New Projects From Dr. Drew Pinsky and Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard
‘I Want To Work For Diddy,’ ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,’ ‘Brooke Knows Best,’ ‘Gotti’s Way 2,’ and ‘Tool Academy,’ All Get Renewed
In addition, VH1′s own Tiffany “New York” Pollard is set to star in a new show on the channel with “New York Goes To Work,” where she will have to learn a new job skill each week. VH1 has also greenlit a spin-off of “Celebrity Rehab” that will venture into the rarely talked about world of sexual addiction in “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
The renewals and greenlights arrive as the number of successful VH1 series continue to grow. “Rock Of Love Bus with Bret Michaels” and “I Love Money 2″ drew huge audiences in the first quarter, averaging at least 1 million total viewers in their premiere episodes. New VH1 shows “Tool Academy,” “VH1′s Tough Love,” “For The Love of Ray J” and “Sober House” all averaged at least 1 million total viewers as well in their premiere episodes throughout this past first quarter. Based on that definition, VH1 has debuted more new hit series than any other cable network so far this year.
“VH1 is riding high on its most successful wave of original hit programming yet. We launched more new hit series than any other cable network in the first quarter of 2009,” said
VH1 series renewals and new projects include:
The economy may be in the tank but at least one person is hiring…Diddy. In the second season of “I Want to Work for Diddy 2,” the man himself will play an even bigger role as he searches for an assistant with the mental and physical stamina it takes to work for one of the world’s most high profile CEOs. A batch of new hopefuls will once again be put through the rigors of what it actually takes to win one of the toughest but most rewarding jobs in “the business.” To apply for a spot in the new season log on to www.workforpdiddy.com starting
“Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” is executive produced by
Dr. Drew and VH1 are also bringing back the award-winning reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” for a third installment. The series will follow a new group of celebrity patients who have volunteered to undergo a 21-day detoxification and treatment at a rehabilitation center in the
“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” is executive produced by
Also returning to VH1 is “Brooke Knows Best” which follows
“Gotti’s Way 2,” the reality series that follows the unique lives of record producer
Tiffany “New York” Pollard, star of the hit “I Love New York” series, returns to VH1 as she rolls up her sleeves in “
“Tool Academy“–the hit series that gave insensitive and clownish boyfriends a surprise wake up call followed by intensive relationship therapy is back for another 10 week semester. Each week, the “Tools” will get lessons designed to give them one last chance to save their faltering relationships. The Academy’s resident counselor
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